| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:45 PM
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service pulverized about 6 tons of confiscated elephant ivory Thursday in an effort to strip the items of their value and make a statement against poaching.
Photographs taken before the event show ivory boxes, intricately...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 8:23 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says she will recommend that President Obama act alone if necessary to create new national monuments and sidestep a gridlocked Congress that has failed to address dozens of public lands bills.
| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:22 PM
In advance of National Hunting and Fishing Day on September 28th, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to expand fishing and hunting opportunities throughout the National Wildlife...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 3:25 PM
WASHINGTON -- Just as Interior Secretary Sally Jewell started her job in April, her department was faced with across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration. Then there was the 16-day partial government shutdown last month, where the National Park...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Thursday called on Congress to move past partisan bickering and fully fund the nation’s parks and wildlife refuges, invoking Teddy Roosevelt’s call to conservation as a "moral issue."
Delivering her first...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 6:01 PM
With the federal government still shut down, states across the country inked deals to reopen national parks within their state borders, seeking to stop further losses to local economies anchored by park tourism.
The Grand Canyon, Rocky Mountain National...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 12:48 PM
As political Washington remains knotted over how to end the partial shutdown of the federal government, Utah is putting up its own money to reopen shuttered national parks, part of the growing trend of how local government and civil society is coping with...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 10:46 PM
WASHINGTON — Under pressure from governors, the Obama administration said Thursday it will allow some shuttered national parks to reopen — as long as states use their own money to pay for park operations.
Governors in at least four...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 10:13 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says it will allow states to use their own money to reopen some national parks that have been closed because of the government shutdown.
Governors in at least four states have asked for authority to...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Whispering of wind power
Virginia is a full partner in the changing U.S. energy landscape, and as such it's no stranger to the intense debates that energy issues generate.
All across the country, there's concern about hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking,...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 11:56 PM
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell spent Friday in King Cove, hearing from community leaders and residents on a controversial land exchange proposal that would allow King Cove to complete a road through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, to...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 2:56 PM
A Republican congressman who represents the northern Mojave Desert has asked the federal government to launch a full-fledged environmental review of Cadiz Inc.’s proposed groundwater pumping project.
The request by U.S. Rep. Paul Cook (R-Yucca...